Luis Campos has asked to be liberated from his contract with Lille – RMC

RMC Sport report this morning that Portuguese scouting mastermind Luis Campos on Sunday asked Lille to liberate him from the contract that his company is signed to, after deciding that he wants to quit the Ligue 1 outfit. The 55-year-old formerly informed Lille President Gérard Lopez, a good friend of his, of what he is …

The word “remontada” is entering the French dictionary for 2021

Le Point report today that the 2021 version of the largest and most famed French dictionary, Larousse, will include the word “Remontada” in it, with the following definition. REMONTADA (in Spanish “ascent”) 1. Sports. An unexpected comeback in the score that allows a team that is losing to win a match in football, despite there …

Argentinian goalkeeper Walter Benitez (Nice) open to playing for France

Speaking in an interview with Nice-Matin, 27-year-old OGC Nice goalkeeper Walter Benitez admitted his frustration at not being selected for the Argentinian national team and that he would be open to playing for France should he receive the relevant passport, which he will be eligible to apply for in 2021. “I don’t know why I have …

France considering special case “French clubs only” summer window beginning on 9th June

Speaking in a press conference today, St Étienne co-president Bernard Caïazzo admitted that the 9th June start date of the summer transfer window, which is still due to occur as scheduled, might be altered to allow for deals to occur exclusively amongst French clubs and then open up to foreign arrangements once Europe’s other big …

AS Monaco in advanced negotiations to land Paul Mitchell, Red Bull Technical Director

L’Équipe report that AS Monaco are attempting to finalise the arrival of Paul Mitchell, the current Red Bull International Technical Director and ex-Tottenham and Southampton Head of Recruitment. The Principality side have been looking for a Sporting Director for months, having interviewed Olivier Pickeu (ex-Angers) and John Williams (Amiens) most notably. The Monaco board decided …

Fiorentina & Everton make attempts for Thiago Silva

Gianluca di Marzio reports that Serie A side Fiorentina have opened discussions with 35-year-old Brazilian central defender Thiago Silva about a possible summer move, following PSG’s announcement that they would not extend O Monstro’s contract past August. Click Here: France Rugby Shop Silva has made it known to La Viola that he is willing to …

Rennes interested in Martin Terrier (Lyon)

As initially reported by Mohamed Toubache-TER and Foot Mercato, RMC Sport insist that 23-year-old French attacker Martin Terrier is attracting serious interest from Ligue 1 side Rennes. The current Lyon player is very heavily admired by SRFC boss Julien Stéphan, with the manager having wanted to sign him for several months. Terrier also has interest from clubs abroad. …

Exclusive | Jonathan Panzo on missing out on Frank Lampard’s Chelsea revolution: “Everything happens for a reason.”

Speaking as part of an exclusive interview with Get French Football News, 19-year-old AS Monaco central defender Jonathan Panzo was asked whether he was frustrated to be missing out on Frank Lampard’s Chelsea youth revolution. “No, I don’t feel any type of way, everything happens for a reason. Obviously as you know I’m so pleased that …

Angers to sign left-back Souleyman Doumbia permanently

Goal France and L’Équipe report that Ligue 1 side Angers will complete the signing of 23-year-old Ivorian left-back Souleyman Doumbia from Rennes this week. The player spent the last 6 months on loan with Le SCO, and manager Stéphane Moulin is clearly satisfied with the man’s output. Doumbia is understood to have undergone a medical with Angers …

PSG keen on a deal for Hertha Berlin attacker Matheus Cunha

RMC Sport report that PSG Sporting Director Leonardo is keen on a deal for Hertha Berlin’s Brazilian attacker Matheus Cunha. Both PSG and Inter Milan have positioned themselves to try to convince him to sign for them this summer, but any deal remains several weeks away. Both Leonardo and Thomas Tuchel want the existing squad …